Introduction to Biology - International Christian University
Introduction to Biology in English, Spring Term 2019

    

Textbook: Campbell Biology 11th Edition
(or any other university level introductory text)

Bovine Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells (BPAE Line)

BPAE cells are positive for angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), an enzyme that is intricately involved in the maintenance of blood pressure and volume. Due to this fact, BPAE cells are often utilized in hypertension research as well as studies of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.

UPDATES ! Any updates to the course will be shown here during the term.


LECTURE UPDATE

April 9th class will introduce the course.

April 11th and 16th BIOMES

April 18th Kangaroos. A DVD about a mob of one particular type of kangaroo and their ecological niche.

April 23rd et seq. (4 classes) : The cell. 1. Overview. 2. DNA,RNA, the Central Dogma, protein modification. 3. Energy: mitochondria and chloroplasts. 4. Cytoskeleton, cell movement, cell division.

Other Information

Dynamic weather map.
For a live view of wind, waves, currents etc.
https://earth.nullschool.net/
     

Lecture slides
Some lectures slides will become available as the course progresses.

Class of 9th April: Introduction. -- HTML
Class of 9th April: Introduction. -- .pdf

Class of 11th April: Biosphere: concepts + Tundra, Taiga, Temperate/Deciduous. -- HTML [Takes time to load]
Class of 11th April: Biosphere: concepts + Tundra, Taiga, Temperate/Deciduous. -- .pdf

Class of 16th April PART A: Biosphere: Grasslands, Mediterranean, Desert, Savannah. -- HTML [Takes time to load]
Class of 16th April PART A: Biosphere: Grasslands, Mediterranean, Desert, Savannah. -- .pdf

Class of 16th April PART B: Biosphere: Tropical forest, Aquatic. -- HTML [Takes time to load]
Class of 16th April PART B: Biosphere: Tropical forest, Aquatic. -- .pdf

Assignments: Assignment topics will be shown here as the course progresses.

FIRST ASSIGNMENT
Choose one of the biomes and write about it in detail.
Use only four sides of A4 paper (there will be two more assignments).
Reference your sources.
Do not copy/paste from the internet or other source.
Use illustrations/figures as appropriate.
Before writing, review the "Guide to writing an assignment".
DUE DATE : 14th May (three weeks)